School safety

States Order Widespread School Closures to Blunt Coronavirus Spread

Across the country, governors are increasingly ordering school closures and bans on large gatherings as state and local governments work to slow community spread of the virus.

Open or Close? Schools Grapple with Coronavirus Decisions

While some school districts may have the resources to hold virtual classes during closures, others worry about meeting students’ basic needs if classes are cancelled.

Teachers Unions Urge End of Active-Shooter Drills that Can Traumatize Students

In a new report, two teachers unions and a gun-control group recommend that schools stop using active-shooter drills—or at least revise them—amid fears the exercises are terrifying and damaging to students.

New Tech Opens New Doors for Public Safety

COMMENTARY | The growing use of artificial intelligence will offer cities more advanced methods to detect safety and security threats.